• Welcome to Margaretta Schools

2011-10-24 Board Minutes

MINUTES OF THE MARGARETTA BOARD OF EDUCATION REGULAR MEETING OF OCTOBER 24, 2011.

The Margaretta Board of Education met in regular session at 7:00 p.m. on Monday October 24, 2011 at the Administrative Offices.

Mr. Bodey called the meeting to order with roll call:

Mr. Stark: Present
Mr. Lippert: Present
Mr. Myers: Present
Mr. Rankin: Present
Mr. Bodey: Present.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Lippert, to approve the minutes from the September 19, 2011 Regular Meeting and the September 30, 2011 Special Meeting; Roll call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

The Financial Report and Schedule of Bills

Mr. Hammond stated that the financial position of the District is on course after the first quarter of the fiscal year.

Board and Staff Reports:

Mr. Kurt updated the Board on the progress that the District is making with respect to Race to the Top Federal Grant and the Ohio Improvement Process. Mr. Kurt distributed the first report from Townsend Community School. He stated that the conversion school has over 50 students and that students were getting there work done and making progress to getting their diplomas. Mr. Kurt presented to the Board a Certificate from the State Board of Education recognizing the District for being rated as Excellent and for exceeding expectations in the area of "Value Added" which measures student progress year over year.

Public Participation:

There was no public participation.

Introduction of Additional Items to the Agenda:

Mr. Kurt requested that the following items be added to his report within the agenda:

• Add Item number 3, motion to approve Margaretta Elementary to be a Title I School wide program for the 2011-12 School Year;
• Under Personnel Action Certified Staff, add Item number 3 to accept the resignation of Rachel Kishman effective 11/1/2011;
• Under Personnel Action Classified Staff, add to Item number 5 Gary Borchardt Freshman Girls Basketball Coach and remove Gary Borchardt as a volunteer under Item number 3; and
• Under Personnel Action Classified Staff, remove Donald Paule as a Substitute Bus Driver within Item number 1.

Treasurer's Report:

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-22, approve the expenditure of items that exceed $3,000 that have met the "then and now" statutory requirements; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-23, authorizing the procurement of a Dump Truck which will exceed the $25,000 threshold requiring a formal competitive bid procedure; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-24, to request the Erie County Auditor to certify the amount of revenue generated and the assessed valuation of the District for a Renewal of a 1.50 Mill Permanent Improvement Levy for a Continuing Period to be placed on the March 6, 2012 Primary Election; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Mr. Hammond updated the Board on the Electric Energy Conservation Project. He stated that the amount of the grant from First Energy has been significantly less than what we had requested. We received approval from First Energy for the Townsend Building where we had requested $22,785 in grant funds which we have received approval of $3,641. We have not received approval yet on the High School and Elementary buildings. At this point Mr. Hammond is recommending that if we receive approval on the High School building, that we modify the scope of the project to address the areas where we can receive the best return on our investment. Mr. Hammond will keep the Board apprised on the progress of this project.
Superintendent's Report:

New Business:

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Myers, to approve Board Resolution number 11-12-25, to approve the teaching of Financial Literacy and College and Career Readiness in Grades 7 and 8 for commencing with the 2011-12 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Rankin, to request a waiver to implement the measuring and reporting the Body Mass Index information of Elementary students for the 2011-12 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Lippert, seconded by Mr. Stark, to approve Margaretta Elementary to be a School wide program for Title I services for the 2011-12 School Year; Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Personnel Actions:

Classified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Stark, to employ the following substitutes:

Theresa Meyer – Lunchroom
Mari Beth Welty – Bus Driver (pending completion of all
State and local requirements), and
Joshua Kirk – Bus Driver (pending completion of all state and local requirements;

And to employ Peggy Zura as Kitchen Helper at the High School, effective October 4, 2011;

Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the following volunteers:

Jessica Crissman – Student Observation with Mr. Wise,
Tom Kennedy – Girls Basketball
Angie Tucker – Girls Basketball, and
Marnie Szymanski – Jr. High Swimming;
Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Myers, to accept the resignation of Dorothy Smith, Custodian effective December 31, 2011; Roll call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Stark, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to approve the supplemental contracts for the following:

Ryan Spicer – 7th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
Greg Wiedenheft – 8th Grade Boys Basketball Coach
Gary Wahl – Girls Assistant Varsity Basketball Coach
Courtney Fitzgerald – 7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Denny Bailey – 8th Grade Girls Basketball Coach
Jarrid Tucker – Jr. High Assistant Swim Coach
Kaitlynn Orshoski – Jr. High Assistant Swim Coach, and
Gary Borchardt – Freshman Girls Basketball Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Certified Staff:

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Stark, to approve a supplemental contract with Angie Tucker to be Junior Class Advisor and to amend the supplemental contract with Michael Yantz from Jr. High Assistant Swim Coach to Jr. High Swim Coach;

Roll Call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, seconded by Mr. Myers, to accept the resignation of Rachel Kishman, Elementary Teacher, effective November 1, 2011; Roll Call: Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Old Business:

There was no Old Business discussed.

Informational Items:

Mr. Kurt mentioned to the board that the district is having a Garage Sale at the Warehouse on Friday October 28th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at which surplus materials and furnishings will be sold.

Motion by Mr. Myers, seconded by Mr. Lippert, to enter into executive session to prepare for, discuss and review labor negotiations; Roll Call: Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

The Board convened into executive session at 7:35 p.m.

Mr. Kurt and Mr. Hammond were requested to attend the executive session by the Board.

Motion by Mr. Rankin, second by Mr. Myers, the board returned from executive session at 8:13 p.m. Roll call: Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Motion by Mr. Myers, second by Mr. Stark to adjourn the meeting having no further business to come before the board; Roll call: Mr. Rankin: aye; Mr. Stark: aye; Mr. Lippert: aye; Mr. Myers: aye; Mr. Bodey: aye.

Meeting adjourned at 8:14 P.M.

Respectfully Submitted

Jude T. Hammond
Treasurer

Agendas/Minutes

School Board Members

Mr. Elmer Lippert, President

Mr. Kent Miller

Mr. Paul Schoenegge, Vice President

Mr. Brian Sutorius

Mr. Andrew Warner

Mr. Denny Mock, Superintendent

Mr. Jude Hammond, Treasurer


Margaretta Board of Education
305 S. Washington St.
Castalia, OH 44824
Phone: (419) 684-5322
Fax: (419) 684-9003

District Calendar

Annual Sponsor Reports

Joomla25 Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux